Community organisations across Australia are now able to apply for a share of $20 million in grants to support and encourage the work of their volunteers.
Grants from $1,000 to $5,000 are available to help community organisations with the costs of volunteering. Community organisation can:
- purchase small equipment items to assist their volunteers
- reimburse fuel costs incurred by volunteers (and transport costs for volunteers with disability who are unable to drive) and
- contribute towards the cost of training courses and background screening checks for volunteers.
The Volunteer Grants 2015 Application Pack is available from the Department of Social Services’ website at https://www.dss.gov.au/grants/grants/funding-open-for-application/volunteer-grants-2015, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, Application Packs may be requested through the Volunteer Grants 2015 Hotline on 1800 183 374.
Applications close at 2:00pm AEDT on 9 December 2015.